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Investing in Preston

Hawkins Brown's design concept for the new student support centre

What you see is what you get, Preston is a confident and business-friendly city with plenty of true Lancashire character.

Preston sets the trend, demonstrating business confidence with enormous potential to move further forward.

There are wide ranging development opportunities out there to further stimulate that growth, in a city right at the heart of not only Lancashire and the North West but the UK too, with pretty much unrivalled rail and road access and two international airports within an hour’s drive.

That connectivity has not gone unnoticed, with Preston already boasting an enviable list of leading businesses, not least University of Central Lancashire, BAe Systems, Booths and leading regional construction company Eric Wright.

Furthermore, the Preston remains committed to welcoming new businesses and investors, large and small - offering competitive employment costs, affordable and convenient office accommodation, and a skilled workforce. To that end, there are 800,000 people of working age living within a 20-mile radius, with a quarter of the total UK workforce within an hour’s drive.

Above all else, Preston remains forward thinking, vibrant, active and keen to further promote its entrepreneurial flair, unique culture and charm.

The fruits of that work are seen in positive business models like City Deal, which will see the area further established as an economic power base - an engine house if you like, in keeping with its proud industrial past.

Preston offers fast track growth and a UK development hotspot with £400m investment and 15,000 new homes on the horizon. Preston Guild City is going places, yet committed to doing so without losing its sense of identity. And we can all be part of that continuing success story.